The Health Ministry has detected 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Phnom Penh and five other provinces, bringing the Kingdom’s total to 24.
The ministry issued a statement today, saying that 11 of the 12 COVID-19 patients are Cambodian Muslims who had recently returned from a religious congregation in Malaysia.
The ministry said that the patients were part of the 68 others whose samples are being tested.
It said the 12 cases were found in Phnom Penh, Banteay Meanchey, Kampong Chhnang, Battambang, Kampot, and Tboung Khmum provinces.
“Working groups of both national and sub-national levels are now observing the people who came in direct contacts with them, especially those who attended the religious congregation in Malaysia,” it said.
In a separate statement, the ministry has reserved the Great Duke hotel in Phnom Penh to house and treat the COVID-19 patients.